CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Desmar Jackson scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace Southern Illinois to a 76-71 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.
Southern Illinois (8-8, 1-4 Missouri Valley) got 11 points from Anthony Beane Jr. and 13 rebounds from Jeff Early.
Indiana State remained within striking distance deep into the game.
R.J. Mahurin hit a jumper with 2:08 left to cut the deficit to 64-59, but Indiana State could not make much headway after that.
Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez has decided to leave the team after two seasons.
Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger has hired Carlin Hartman as an assistant.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.